Gesias Cavalcante suffered his third loss in his last four mixed martial arts (MMA) fights last Saturday (March 23, 2013), losing to undefeated (8-0) lightweight prospect Justin Gaethje at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 2 in round one via doctor's stoppage.
In what was a one-round barn-burner, Gaethje was able to get the most of the wild exchanges, clipping "JZ" repeatedly with perfectly placed uppercuts and knees, one of of which busted the Brazilian's head wide open, forcing the referee to pause the action for a ringside doctor's check up.
The doctor felt he had seen enough damage to call a halt to the bout just 2:27 into the very first round -- much to the dismay of the fans -- giving Gaethje his eighth consecutive win and Cavalcante several stitches as souvenirs.
Judging by the picture above, courtesy of the talented Ryan Loco, it's safe to say the stoppage was justified.
The 27-fight veteran, Cavalcante, heads back to a reeling Blackzilian's camp -- which has seen a few of its top fighters such as Alistair Overeem, Rashad Evans, Jorge Santiago, Melvin Guillard and Siyar Bahadurzada come up short in their previous bouts -- to heal up and regroup.
Anthony Johnson -- another member of The Blackzilians -- was able to give the camp a lift, however, defeating former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (see it here) in the main event of WSOF 2, while fellow team member Tyrone Spong earned a knockout victory over Remy Bonjasky (which you can see here) in a kickboxing match in London, England.
After seeing the aftermath up-close, are any of you still disputing the stoppage?